Collection

Communications data

Communications data is a vital tool used to investigate crime, protect the public and safeguard national security.

Communications data is the who, where, when and how of a communication but not its content. It is a vital tool used to investigate crime, protect the public and safeguard national security.

Rapid changes in technology, and particularly the increasing availability and use of internet communications means that communications data is not always available to our intelligence and law enforcement agencies when it is needed.

Find out more about:

Documents

Published 17 March 2015